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Unformatted text preview: THTR 1020 EXAM 2 QUICK FACTS 13/04/2010 05:40:00 Restoration Period: Ended Puritans restrictions Comedy of manners = most popular play sexual gratification; bedroom escapades of the rich women accepted as actors and playwrights audiences were mostly concerned with appearances rather than the actual play Enlightenment Period: Age of Reason Glorified humans power to reason and analyze domestic tragedies common people who felt grand emotions and suffered devastating consequences sentimental comedies middle class characters found happiness and true love Denis Diderot : created the modern Encyclopedia Gotthold Lessing : wrote a play and used the analogy of three rings- each representing one religion (Jews, Christians, Muslims) to show that each faith is true only insofar as it makes it believer virtuous....
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